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Big hit against sexual exploitation: criminal group dismantled in Spain and Romania

Spanish National Police and the Romanian Police have joined forces, supported by Europol and Eurojust, to dismantle an organised crime group involved in trafficking women for sexual exploitation in different EU Member States. In total, 11 individuals were arrested and 13 victims were safeguarded. The investigation began in November 2015. The members of the criminal […]

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30 arrested in drug trafficking and money laundering raids

This morning, over 330 law enforcement officers from Germany, Italy, Spain and Europol have carried out 35 house searches and arrested 30 members of an organised crime group involved in international drug trafficking and money laundering. Investigations are still on-going and further arrests are expected in the near future. Simultaneously, the investigators identified and seized […]

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1 arrest for disseminating jihadist terrorist propaganda in Spain

Last night, on the 3rd July 2017, an individual was arrested in Madrid (Spain) on suspicion of radicalisation and for dissemination of jihadist terrorist propaganda via the internet. The investigation which was supported by Europol for more than a year was led by the Spanish Guardia Civil. The arrested person, of Moroccan origin and a resident […]

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Human trafficking ring taken down by Spanish and Bulgarian Authorities

A large-scale joint investigation, led by the Spanish National Police in cooperation with the Bulgarian police, and supported by Europol and Eurojust, has resulted in the dismantlement of an international organised crime group involved in trafficking young Bulgarian women to Spain for the purpose of sexual exploitation. As a result of the investigation, 34 individuals […]

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Network of payment card fraudsters dismantled: 3 000 victims lost at least EUR 500 000

A successful operation that took down an international criminal network of payment card fraudsters was carried out by Central Investigating Judge number 5, the Public Prosecution Office at the Audiencia Nacional and National Police of Spain, and the General Directorate Combating Organized Crime in Bulgaria, with the support of Eurojustand Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). As a […]

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Successful action against international money laundering network: France, Europol and Eurojust

The initial results of a preliminary investigation carried out by the French National Financial Public Prosecutor’s Office, commenced in September 2015, has revealed a vast and complex money laundering network in six Member States (Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania) and in the offshore financial centres outside Europe (Hong Kong, Singapore). The initial results of […]

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17 arrested for smuggling glass eels worth EUR 10 million – Europol

Greek and Spanish authorities, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled an international criminal network suspected of having smuggled over 10 tonnes of eels from the EU to China. Raids in Greece and Spain have led to 17 individuals being arrested. Also, two tonnes of eels worth EUR 2 million were seized, along with data […]

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International action against trafficking of stolen luxury cars

Today, Europol and Eurojust have supported a major international operation carried out by authorities from Belgium, Italy and Spain against an international organized criminal group (OCG) involved in large-scale trafficking of luxury cars stolen within the European Union and destined for locations in northern Europe and North Africa. After several months of investigations, intense collaboration […]

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Eurojust and Europol support major operation against illegal immigrant smuggling

Today, a major operation against an organised criminal group (OCG) involved in a widespread illegal immigrant smuggling network has successfully been concluded with the arrest of 16 suspects under investigation and the seizure of a large amount of assets, money and other goods. Led by the Italian authorities, the case concentrated on a criminal syndicate […]

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Human trafficking network involved in sexual exploitation dismantled in Scotland

As a result of joint operational activities carried last week, the British Police Scotland and Romanian National Police and D.I.I.C.O.T, supported by Europol and Eurojust, have dismantled a Romanian organised criminal network involved in trafficking of Romanian victims, exploited in the sex market in Scotland. Supported on-the-spot by Europol experts, the operation was preceded by […]

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Iraqi money laundering syndicate based in Germany dismantled with support Europol and Eurojust

On 16 March 2016, judicial and law enforcement authorities from Germany, supported on-the-spot by Europol experts, took action against an Iraqi organised crime group based in Germany suspected of performing money laundering services for international heroin traffickers. The operation was preceded by extensive and complex criminal investigations supported by Europol, which coordinated the law enforcement […]

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